Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Showy Goldenrod

Showy Goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

Full sun, medium to dry moisture level, tolerates poor soils including rocky and clay soils, adaptable to a range of pH.  Typically 2-3 feet height (but can reach 5-7 feet), blooms late summer into fall, yellow flowers, spreads by rhizomes and is a prolific re-seeder.

Germination Code:  C(60), D

Native Region:  Eastern half of the state, primarily in Cumberland Plateau and the Ridge and Valley provinces

One of the showiest goldenrods with dramatic bright yellow flowers.  An underappreciated plant that deserves to be used more often in gardens. Easy to grow.  Can topple over if grown with too much moisture and fertilizer.  Attracts butterflies, bees and birds.

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